Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or 3DM (Rhinoceros 3D) model files to a standard PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.
To convert your 3DM file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a PLY file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the 3DM to PLY conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your 3DM to PLY.
The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your 3DM file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the 3DM to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.
We aim to process all 3DM to PLY conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the 3DM file you submit to us. The resulting PLY file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our 3DM to PLY tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: Rhinoceros 3D
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: x-world/x-3dmf
Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format
Type: 3D Model
Mime Type: application/octet-stream
Format: Text & Binary
The 3DM format also known as Rhino3D or Rhinoceros 3D is a 3D graphics model file format developed and used in CAD applications, Industrial Design and 3D Printing. The format has some compatibility with Adobe Illustrator and can be exported as an AI file using vector graphics.
Although it is a 3D file format it stores data in the NURBS geometry format which allows for greater mathematically precision compared to triangle/polygon based mesh geometry formats such as STL. Along with support for converting between other CAD formats the 3DM format can also supports two different scripting languages.
The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.
The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.
If your 3DM file contains textures, these will be ignored. If a material contains color information this will be translated where possible.
PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.